ABG Advanced Turf

Application

  • Multi-use event areas.
  • Emergency vehicle access roads.
  • HGV access.
  • Overspill car parks.
  • Sports surfacing.
  • Amenity areas.
  • SuDS source control.

Description

A high-performance grass root zone reinforcing system that allows the formation of natural grassed surfaces with the strength and durability to carry frequent vehicle traffic.


Advanced Turf System includes:

  • A layer of ABG BT1 sandy loam grown turf and ABG BF1 Installation Fertiliser (35G/m²).
  • A 150 or 200 mm thick layer of ABG Advanced Turf ATS400/B Netlon Mesh Element reinforced root zone.

- Where no sub-base layer is required:

  • ABG Terrex NW8 Geotextile, placed over the open-tops of any aggregate filled drainage trenches installed within the existing formation/ subgrade soil.
  • A structurally sound, free-draining or pipe-drained, lightly cultivated and re-consolidated sub-grade soil formation layer.

- Additionally where a porous sub-base is required for SuDS applications:

  • A layer of free-draining, open-graded sub-base such as DoT Type 1x, DoT Type 3, or a reduced-fines Type 4/40 stone or similar approved ‘reduced-fines’ sub-base material.
  • Optional layers of Geogrid, Geotextile or Geomembrane placed on top of the subgrade formation, according to the specification requirements.

- Additionally where a non SuDS (DoT Type 1) sub-base construction is used:

  • A layer of DoT Type 1 sub-base, provided with a drainage system.
  • The edges of the reinforced ABG Advanced Turf layer can be retained with concrete kerbs or timber edging, or by simply leaving a 45° battered edge to the compacted ATS root zone layer where it will abut an adjacent grassed area.
  • ABG Advanced Turf Access Routes can be delineated using kerbs, bollards, marker posts, trees or shrubs.


Features and benefits:

  • Attractive, natural grass surface.
  • High load bearing capacity.
  • Resists rutting and compaction.
  • Rapid surface drainage.
  • Provides source control for Sustainable Drainage (SuDS).

General information

Color

Brown

Finish

Standard

Material

Polypropylene homopolymer

Shape

Rectangular

Size

100 x 50 mm

Uniclass 2015

Ss_45_35_45_70 Reinforced grass planting systemsPrimary

CAWS

Q30/361 Reinforced grass system

Specification data - Reinforced grass planting systems Enhanced data

Site preparation

-

Fertilizer

ABG BF1 Installation Fertiliser.

Reinforced root zone growing medium

150 mm thick layer of ABG Advanced Turf ATS400/B Netlon Mesh Element reinforced root zone.

200 mm thick layer of ABG Advanced Turf ATS400/B Netlon Mesh Element reinforced root zone.

Turf

ABG BT1 sandy loam grown natural turf.

Surface reinforcement layer

-

Type

Plastics mesh reinforcement.

Polypropylene homopolymer

Sub-base layer

Required, porous.

  • A layer of free-draining, open-graded sub-base such as DoT Type 1x, DoT Type 3, or a reduced-fines Type 4/40 stone or similar approved ‘reduced-fines’ sub-base material.
  • Optional layers of Geogrid, Geotextile or Geomembrane placed on top of the subgrade formation, according to the specification requirements.

Required, DoT Type 1.

  • A layer of DoT Type 1 sub-base, provided with a drainage system.
  • The edges of the reinforced ABG Advanced Turf layer can be retained with concrete kerbs or timber edging, or by simply leaving a 45° battered edge to the compacted ATS root zone layer where it will abut an adjacent grassed area.
  • ABG Advanced Turf Access Routes can be delineated using kerbs, bollards, marker posts, trees or shrubs.


Not required.

  • ABG Terrex NW8 Geotextile, placed over the open-tops of any aggregate filled drainage trenches installed within the existing formation/ subgrade soil.
  • A structurally sound, free-draining or pipe-drained, lightly cultivated and re-consolidated sub-grade soil formation layer.


Density

0.905–0.908 g/cm³.

TensileStrength

3.3 kN/m.

Longitudinal and transverse

Blend

Mesh/ root zone blend ratio

5.4 kg/m³.